Russia has put the role of US intelligence agencies under scrutiny
Washington directly involved in conflict in Ukraine – Russian Defense Ministry
America has been on Ukraine’s side since the beginning of the military conflict
Moscow: Moscow has blamed the US for the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Russia has claimed that America is directly involved in this war. For this, Russia has put the role of the US intelligence agency under scrutiny, as Russia has accused the White House of supplying targeting information used by Kyiv for long-range missile attacks. According to a report in The Guardian, Russia’s defense ministry claimed that Washington was “directly involved” in the war and provided intelligence that led to “mass deaths of civilians”.
Russia said the US was responsible for rocket attacks carried out by Kyiv on populated areas in the Donbass and other regions in the past. “All this indisputably proves that, contrary to the claims of the White House and the Pentagon, Washington is directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine,” the Russian ministry said in a statement. The Biden administration has so far provided more than $8 billion in security aid to Kyiv since Russia’s attack on Ukraine in February, including an additional $550 million tranche announced on Monday. But America has been denying involvement in this military conflict.
The Kremlin’s statement comes after an interview with The Telegraph on Monday by Vadim Skbitsky, the acting deputy chief of Ukraine’s military intelligence service. Skibitsky said the US-made long-range Hymer artillery system has been extremely effective in eliminating Russian fuel and ammunition piles. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told RIA Novosti news agency that “there is no need for any further confirmation of direct US involvement in the war in Ukraine.”
Tags: Russia Ukraine war, US President Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin
First published: Aug 03, 2022, 05:00 IST